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Employee terminal server ate

Connecting to the terminal server

Connection is only permitted from machines on the MU network. From machines outside the network, it is possible to use, for example, the VPN FI or VPN MU service for connection.


To connect to the terminal server, the Remote Desktop client is used, which can be started by pressing Win+R and entering mstsc. Once started, you must enter as the computer name, press Connect and enter the username as ntfi\your_login. Alternatively, many other settings can be modified before connecting by clicking Options:

  • the General tab allows you to pre-fill the login details and save the settings to a file
  • the Display tab allows you to set the client window size and colour depth; a smaller colour depth is suitable for slow connections.
  • The Local Resources tab allows you to set up sharing (transferring) of audio, disks, printers, clipboard, etc.
  • The Experience tab allows you to optimize the size of the transferred data according to the speed of the network connection


We recommend using the program xfreerdp. If it is not included in the Linux distribution used by the user, it can be compiled from the source code from the freerdp project page or use pre-made packages, e.g. from etc. You can then connect using e.g. xfreerdp -d NTFI -u your_login program will list other switches after running xfreerdp without parameters).

An alternative is rdesktop: rdesktop -d NTFI -u your_login The window size can be set with the switch -g. You can switch to fullscreen by pressing Ctrl+Alt+Enter.


MacPorts project users can simply install the FreeRDP package with port install freerdp and then use /opt/local/bin/xfreerdp -d NTFI -u your_login in the terminal as described in the Linux section.

Another option is to install the Microsoft Remote Desktop client. Once started, click on New and in the new window enter as the PC name, ntfi\your_login as the User name and ate as the Connection name, close the window and connect by double-clicking on the newly created entry under My Desktops.

Login to the terminal server

After a successful connection, you will be prompted for a password. This can be changed/set at the Faculty Administration if necessary.

Please ignore any "Restart your computer to finish installing updates" message. We have not been able to set it to not display while maintaining that available updates are automatically installed, but the terminal server will not restart itself if a restart is required.

Logging out/disconnecting from the terminal server

When you have finished working on the server, you need to log out by running the script odhlášení uživatele, which can be found on the desktop. It is not always necessary to log out of the session, the connection can only be interrupted by terminating the client, where the applications running on the server remain running and the interrupted activity can be resumed after the next connection. Interrupted sessions are kept on the server for a maximum of two days, after which the server terminates them.

However, even with a simple disconnect, we recommend saving all work in progress and open documents, as the server may be restarted to finish installing updates if no one is active, although we try to perform such restarts in a way that affects the user as little as possible.

User settings for the terminal server environment (profile)

The user settings (profile) are stored in \\ate\tsprofiles\your_login. The folder can be accessed remotely from Windows faculty computers via SMB protocol , similar to a Unix home directory, if someone wants to copy some data from or to Documents, Desktop, etc.

Access to local client disks in a terminal server session

If the connection of local disks is enabled when starting the client (under Windows Options → Local Resources → More... in the Local Devices and Resources → Disk Drives section), it is possible to access the local disks of the client machine from the terminal session, e.g. via Windows Explorer or the network path \\tsclient\c etc.

Connecting the Unix home directory

The directory is automatically mounted as the drive Z:, or you can use this tutorial.


Printers available from the client PC can be used for printing if their use is enabled when the client is started (under Windows Options → Local Resources → Printers). The printers will then be accessible by default in the Devices and Printers folder.

To print to a faculty network printer directly from the ate server, the printer must first be added by running the installer available for each printer in the Printers table in the win column on the right.